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Why can I start the weekly thread? Because I'm still pregnant of course! I'm not even overdue! 39w yesterday. I feel like the last one picked for the team. Who else is still pregnant? How are all those new babies doing?<br><br>
I don't want to jinx myself, but I'm really looking forward to seeing the OB on Thurs. so that he can tell me that the baby is still head down after the version. All the big bumps in my abdomen look the same to me. Maybe she's still in the hammock but the other way around with the head near my left hip instead of the butt. I'm not sure what to do about the birth center if she is head down. I'm not sure they'll let me birth there unless I can show them an actual head between my legs! I'll talk to the OB about options, but I really hated the whole hospital experience last Fri.<br><br>
How are you kids?
 

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Hope she stays put there momma!!<br><br><br>
still pregnant over here too! will be 40w in just 3 days!!<br><br><br>
Hanging out trying to relax and enjoy my last few days as a momma to two BOYS....and stop being anxious over meeting my daughter!!<br><br>
Taking ds2 out to a park play date today to get some walking and stretching in....Done working at church since I am so close and don't have to go back till I'm ready...which will be around August. Just sitting around waiting on baby.
 

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Still preggo! 38w 1d <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> and hoping to stay preggo until my midwife recovers from whatever sickness she has.<br><br>
Achy BH all day, that got kinda regular this afternoon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> but seemed to have petered out. I never thought I'd be hoping things wouldn't progress <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I've got 4 days of classes left in the semester, so almost done. All my classmates just get huge eyes every morning I walk in... and I'm not even past my due date!
 

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SO glad I had her yesterday and didn't make it to 42 weeks today!!!<br><br>
Maybe is wonderful - she's sleeping next to me in bed right now while I email some pictures to our family...I'm working on the birth story in chunks while it's still fresh in my head. My other two kids are just in love with her - my DS, who turns 5 next month is SO protective of her and wants to be near her and holding her all the time. He's very gentle and has been very helpful about getting diapers and such for her and helping me out.<br>
I never get used to all the mucous and gagging that newborns do in those first 24-48 hours. Makes for light sleep for sure. She's a very alert baby, I woke up a couple times last night to see her laying next to me, watching me, quietly sucking on her hands. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I feel pretty good, the second day is always more sore than the first for me...I had no tears, just a couple tiny abrasions that didn't require stitches. I spent so little time pushing that I'm not really swollen, either. I tend to not bleed a lot, so with the exception of wobbly legs and getting used to my new center of gravity, I am feeling quite well.<br><br>
For the other overdue mamas, hang in there. 12 days of waiting was awful for me, I felt my body had failed me, and then blammo, there she was.
 

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Still here, still pregnant at 39w2d. I am more pregnant than my mother was in either of her pregnancies and I kind of retroactively want to tell her that she can take her laughing protestations that I wouldn't see my due date and stuff them. I mean, I might still not make it to my due date, but I'm preeeeetty close. I was all set emotionally to go to 41 & 1/2 weeks without being impatient before she started in with that.<br><br>
Today is the one day in all of May that my husband has asked me to please avoid having the kid if I can. Today is his ex's birthday--they were together for a decade before we got involved and he's got a lot of bitterness about that relationship. He understands that it's not fully under my control and has since told Bagel that he or she is welcome whenever it's time to come, even if that is on May 17th. Even so, I'd be happy with Bagel staying in until tomorrow so that he'll not feel like the day is shared.<br><br><b>Bubblette</b>, my students didn't react much to my late stage pregnancy waddles, but my co-workers at my part-time research job certainly did. My CEO even made inappropriate comments about how I was setting a new record for pregnancy in the workplace in regard to how very, very huge I was. I'm not that big! I mean, I'm 39 weeks big, but everyone talks about me as though they think I'm a barn.<br><br><b>emnic</b>, it sounds like your life with Maybe is off to a great start. I'm so happy for you. I'm still a little disbelieving that I'll actually have a child soon myself--I guess I need to go ahead and get used to that, huh?
 

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40w 4d here. Sigh. I'm scheduled to try a foley bulb induction tomorrow night, followed by Pit on Wednesday if the foley allow doesn't get things going. Sigh. I realllllly don't want to! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> However, my DD was 10 1/2 pounds at 43w when she finally came and I ended up with a section, and I don't want that either. So-<br><br>
On the bright side, my cervix is paper thin already and my vomit-illness of last week brought the babe down to about a -1 or so. Only 1 cm, but hopefully the foley will get me to 5 - 6 cm. Or maybe I'll still go into labor on my own. *That* would be awesome!<br><br>
I talked to my MIL last night and let her know about the plan for Tuesday. I'd been feeling a smidge stressed that she'd bring my SIL and hang out on Wednesday and I wasn't sure if I really wanted that- it felt like extra pressure and too many people. I wasn't worried about it enough to say don't come until after- just the whole labor scene isn't working out the way I'd been envisioning/ preparing for/ hoping for, KWIM? She said that she wouldn't be able to come until next week, so that worked out perfectly!<br><br>
And although I'm super eager to have an outside baby- I'm a bit tripped out that I'll have my own new baby in my arms by Wednesday night!
 

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I'm officially past my EDD. I don't put a lot of stock in "due dates" anyway, but now people have really stepped up their efforts to be sure I'm not secretly birthing this baby. I'm getting phone calls from my grandmother almost constantly; which is especially annoying since she lives a block up and across the street and she can look down here and see that both our cars are here. *sigh* She calls my cell phone and asks me if I'm home. "I can see your cars, but I wanted to check..." Grr! We don't have taxi service way out here and there's no way I could walk the 25 miles to the hospital!
 

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I'm still here too! I would be 39w3d but my midwife actually pushed my dates back by a week (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">) so now I'm actually 38w1d. The baby is measuring a bit small for my LMP dates. Nothing going on though. I had more "prelabor symptoms" going on 3 weeks ago than I do now. But it's good because she really needs to stay in and get a little bigger. Plus I'm on a Freelancing deadline this week so I'd like to finish that up. But some sort of sign that something is going on would be great.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm still here too.. not a sign of labor in sight and I'm 41+3d. fun stuff<br><br>
I am aiming for another round of acupuncture tmrrw morning and another session in the evening.. my acupuncturist has had a high success rate doing it that way<br><br>
every morning i wake up annoyed that i'm still preg... i'm trying to be patient really i am, but i'm tired of being so heavy/unbalanced and really, how many times am i going to clean the house "in preparation". i'm tired!
 

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Still here. My best est is 38+1 and my Dr best est is 39+1, but it's all irrelevant. Burnt out on this pregnancy in a way I never got with my other two. DD1 was 40w, DD2 was 39w, and given that I've been close to 4cm for a couple weeks, and at a +1 station (like I can feel her head w/ my index finger) I really thought she would be here. I go back and forth between wanting her out Now and wanting to wait till the weekend until my Dr gets back. Poor DH has been coerced into DTD twice a day for about 3 days. What a guy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Have Dr appt tomorrow. Last appt yielded 2 full days of spotting and mucus that I hoped was something, but wasn't. My bypass the dialation check due to the fact that I know it means squat.<br><br>
For now I am sitting outside w/ my toddler playing in wet mud and not really caring that we are filthy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Today is the one day in all of May that my husband has asked me to please avoid having the kid if I can. Today is his ex's birthday--they were together for a decade before we got involved and he's got a lot of bitterness about that relationship. He understands that it's not fully under my control and has since told Bagel that he or she is welcome whenever it's time to come, even if that is on May 17th. Even so, I'd be happy with Bagel staying in until tomorrow so that he'll not feel like the day is shared.</div>
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I felt a little bad saturday...when I called my best friend in the morning to tell her that today might be the day, I realized that it's the anniversary of her youngest brother's death (a car accident). I told her I would understand completely if she needed to stay home, but she came over anyway (and was a tremendous help). When she came upstairs yesterday to see us (she spent most of the day doing laundry and cleaning) she held Maybe and told her thanks for waiting until Sunday.
 

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i'm here too (38+3). glad to see i'm not the only one who's *still* pg! thurs we had an appt and m/w said that baby is really low (she said like +1/+2 station) but cervix is not softened. sat dh and i dtd and i had contrx all morning/afternoon, but they died out, and haven't had anything but some BH since. so i'm just hanging out waiting.<br><br><b>em,</b> congrats on little maybe! so excited for you!<br><br><b>mommers,</b> hope baby cooperates and stays down.<br><br><b>feminist,</b> good luck!
 

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Still here! (40w3d) DS came at 42w3d so I might have a while longer... but I am *hoping* DD makes her appearance in the near future! I feel great but I am SO ready to meet her!! In the mean time, I'm trying to soak up the last days (weeks?) of our family as it is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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forgot to mention that the questions have gotten to me so today I updated my FB with<br><br>
yes I'm still pregnant. yes I'm due in 3. Yes she could come in June. No I feel GREAT actually nothing hurts, I feel amazing looking plus I LOVE being pregnant. This last week isn't miserable. Yes I'm anxious to meet her but not in a hurry. No I'm not going to a hospital to be induced. No we haven't settled on a name, yes we have ideas but we're not telling the world....anything I forgot?
 

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Hey Mamas,<br><br>
Hugs to all of you who are still gestating.<br><br>
My little Jack is 12 days old now. He is such a cutie pie but my is he cranky! He's been really congested, poor guy. I can't wait for the congestion to clear up and see if he's less cranky then <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm enjoying being a stay at home mama to two little ones. My 21 month old daughter keeps me VERY busy. I've had a few days when I've felt completely worn out but mostly I'm feeling thankful and glad to have both kids with me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Today we're just doing the usual stuff. Playing, reading, nursing the baby. My husband is making bbq chicken for dinner tonight. I'm already hungry thinking about it!<br><br>
have a great day, mamas.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Still here. My best est is 38+1 and my Dr best est is 39+1, but it's all irrelevant. Burnt out on this pregnancy in a way I never got with my other two.</div>
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This is me. My midwifes best estimate is at least another week. *sigh* I had so hoped to miss these appts and have the best excuse in the world...but instead...today I'm seeing the home school teacher who checks in once a month. Yeah, she'll be here in an hour. I'm in my pajamas and my hair is a ratty mess. I still have to last minute print out and fill in a couple logs. Would rather go back to bed and pull the covers over my head.<br><br>
Tomorrow we are supposed to meet with a counselor for my teenager. It's really lame. She's one of those parents that lets whatever fly and so when I tell her how I'm upset that three little hoochie girls knocked on our door at 9pm to say hi to my 14 year old, and were rude to me she responded with "so?" I want to slap her. The only reason we are supposed to be seeing this whack job is to have him assessed for dyslexia. His dad had it and so did his grandfather, pretty certain DS has it. Navigating this school system and medical system to get a damn diagnosis (especially while VERY pregnant) is flipping annoying. I'm considering canceling and starting over...this lady is the opposite of Zen producing...(she told me I was weird for being pregnant then looked at my son and said "isn't it weird having your mom pregnant?") <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> My poor teenager is getting more confused than helped...<br><br>
I don't want to discuss Friday. My sweet baby boy is turning 2. This time last year, we were having a memorial for my dad and baby boy's first birthday kinda flopped as we were all numb and depressed. He deserved the miracle baby bash of the year! (this is my NICU son that is supposed to be not alive or severely disabled-in the doctors words "he should be a still born due to cord accident") But here he is normal in every respect of the word, happy and laughing and OMG about to turn two!!! I'm in total denial and have absolutely no plans. I don't want to call people to make plans because it turns into a whole conversation about the pregnancy and upcoming baby.<br><br>
Pizza, Cake and the floor covered in balloons blown up by daddy and big brothers is a cool two year old party right? ugh! Someone help me-easy, cheap two year old party ideas?<br><br>
oh, and I have to go back to the mw's Friday. Sick of driving over there every week. It's deflating <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Anyway-I guess I should be happy really...DH is my love love love...he got up at five this morning before work and swept and mopped my kitchen floor in total silence while I slept in. OMG-who does that?! Hello my knight in shining armor wielding a broom and mop!<br><br>
I finally posted a sign on my bedroom window for my neighbors. Their driveway is literally five feet away. I swear this guy has an affair with his damn truck and I'm pretty sure a video camera in my room. He ONLY works on this truck when I am trying to sleep. 630 am-he is loading it with God knows what. 11am-1pm he randomly beats on parts of it with a monkey wrench. (that's what it sounds like) but only for five minutes to wake me up all the way then-he's done. No matter how much I bump DS nap (and mine) around, he will catch us in the dead of sleep with his monkey wrench on metal truck dance. Oh, and God forbid we miss the 900pm truck dance as well. It's never ending. I'm not even going to go into how he uses it as a play pen for his one year old and has two other kids that totally play on and in this thing all day long...But with the allergies I'm dying from and the total hard time sleeping as it is I had enough. I just need an hour during the day for crying out loud! The sign says "SHHHH! PEOPLE <span style="text-decoration:underline;">SLEEP</span> RIGHT HERE!"<br><br>
24 hours later I kinda feel guilt about it cause they are pretty nice neighbors, but I didn't cuss, and I didn't know what else to do. I think I might change it to a "napping" sign and hang it up only when we are sleeping...I dunno, we'll see how nap time goes today...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
So, yeah that's my super long venting detailed check in! What a busy week!!! Doesn't that totally mean that the baby will come and wreck my best laid plans??? (please please please) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">forgot to mention that the questions have gotten to me so today I updated my FB with<br><br>
yes I'm still pregnant. yes I'm due in 3. Yes she could come in June. No I feel GREAT actually nothing hurts, I feel amazing looking plus I LOVE being pregnant. This last week isn't miserable. Yes I'm anxious to meet her but not in a hurry. No I'm not going to a hospital to be induced. No we haven't settled on a name, yes we have ideas but we're not telling the world....anything I forgot?</div>
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omg, this is a great FB status. i just might steal it from you as people are starting to annoy me too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm still here too. We are at 39 weeks today. I'm hoping to stay pg for long enough to get rid of the cold sore I've developed due to some major mom stress last week. I want to be able to kiss my LO!<br><br>
Slowly-one thing at a time-I'm doing the final prep on our upstairs master bedroom/family bedroom and bath to make it the perfect nest for our babymoon. Yesterday, I scrubbed the toilet twice over and cleaned the sink.<br><br>
I'll be spending today lounging in bed, taking massive amounts of vit. c, echinacea, rescue remedy and smearing lysine on my lip while my very DH takes dd out to do the grocery shopping. I'm feeling very thankful that I have such a supportive hubby! And just sitting here thinking that these might be the last few days I'll ever be pregnant (this is probably our last kiddo) and maybe I can try to enjoy the magic of little arms and legs squirming in my belly. Also, enjoying the juicy anticipation of finally finding out who this LO is....I think I know his name<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<b>crispie,</b> happy birthday to your precious boy! i'm sure he will love his party! and i'm sorry that you are experiencing so many annoyances. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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This sounds perfect for a 2yo! Happy birthday to your little guy.<br><br>
I'm 40 weeks today. We spent the weekend doing yard work and I feel beat up, but hopefully these aches will fade away soon. Weeding is the only way I can get any extended squatting in; I hope it helps! I've been feeling kind of nauseous all day so far and unhungry, which is odd for me as I seem to be able to eat <i>all day</i> lately. My almost 4yo is playing an elaborate game involving horses, a giraffe, and little dolls--thank goodness she's in an entertain herself mood today. I am headed for the couch right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Hope everyone has a good week.
 
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